Maryland School Official Wants to Keep This Transgender Policy Secret from Parents

The Washington Times and report that parents in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County Public School District will be kept in the dark when their daughters are forced to share sleeping quarters with boys. A training video entitled “Supporting Transgender Students in School,” posted in July (video contained in the article — see about the 27-minute mark) shows the district’s chief communications officer lecturing teachers that boys who identify as girls are allowed to share sleeping quarters with girls on overnight field trips — and that parents of the girls should not be warned. The CCO tells the teachers:

So, many of you might be asking yourselves, “So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have a student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her (sic) family, and that student wants to sleep in the dorms, or whatever sleeping arrangements are, with the females. They don’t want to sleep in a room by themselves; they want to sleep with the rest of the females. So what do we do?

And the answer is, they sleep with the females. That’s not the easy answer; it’s the right answer. And in some cases, it’s going to cause issues, because . . . the private information piece doesn’t allow you to share that with parents of all of the other campers. Right? So that’s difficult.

It’s not clear what the CCO meant by the “right answer.” Presumably he meant “right” according to the district’s new transgender policy, not “right” as in “moral.” Because no one could make that case. Continue Reading